Head of the Croatian EPP Delegation to the EP Dubravka Šuica, together with colleagues from the Delegation, put forth several amendments to Charles Tannock's Report on the Progress of Montenegro after discussion during the session of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Parliament
One of the proposed amendments is related to the implementation of court rulings from Podgorica in order to ensure equitable and fair compensation for victims, and here primarily it refers to the victims of Serbian and Montenegrin concentration camps (Morinj). MEPs Dubravka Šuica, Ivana Maletić, Marijana Petir, Andrej Plenković and Davor Ivo Stier encouraged Montenegro to approach all bilateral issues with neighbors as early as possible in the course of the accession process, both constructively and in the spirit of good neighborly relations, especially pointing out the succession of SFRY and the fate of military property.
It is worth mentioning that one proposed amendment welcomes Montenegro's policy of creating an atmosphere of tolerance and inclusion of all national minorities, with an emphasis on the need of Montenegrin authorities to protect the multi-ethnic identity the Bay of Kotor and to strengthen cultural and economic ties with neighboring EU Member States. In the Draft Report, the European Parliament appealed to the Montenegrin authorities to quickly resolve the current border disputes with Croatia, while in the debate MEP Šuica particularly stressed the need for demarcation at Prevlaka.
In the first reading on this issue, amendments on this topic were not included since the final negotiations of the foreign ministries of the two countries about the harmonization of views on the status of Prevlaka before going to the International Court of Justice in the Hague are still pending.